VICTORY! Immigration Judge Delays

VICTORY! Immigration Judge Delays "DOMA Deportation" for Gay Couple for a Third Time, Giving USCIS Another Chance to Approve Their Green Card Petition

May 2nd, 2013

DOMA Project participants, Brian and Alfonso, were due in San Francisco Immigration Court today to face the Immigration Judge, again. Back in March 2012, at their first hearing, Alfonso faced deportation after being stopped for a traffic violation and being[...]

DOMA Forces Mother and Son to Move to the U.K. to Start a New Life Where Her Relationship is Recognized

DOMA Forces Mother and Son to Move to the U.K. to Start a New Life Where Her Relationship is Recognized

April 28th, 2013

My wife and I met by chance. We both say it was divine intervention. It had to be. Our worlds would have never intersected without it. I was a ‘heterosexual’ female married with a child living in a small town in[...]

Nine Years Later, David and José Are Still Planning For A Future Without DOMA

Nine Years Later, David and José Are Still Planning For A Future Without DOMA

April 28th, 2013

I was raised in small town Paradise, California.  José was raised in Talca, in central Chile's wine country.  In 2004, we were both living in Miami. I had relocated to Miami from my work from New York,  when both our paths crossed.  [...]

VIDEO: Surprise Marriage Proposal By American Visiting Partner in London, Another Couple Separated By DOMA

VIDEO: Surprise Marriage Proposal By American Visiting Partner in London, Another Couple Separated By DOMA

April 27th, 2013

I departed San Francisco last week to again visit my partner in London. This visit was different however, as I brought along with me a ring and a secret. After meeting two years ago, Michael and I had no idea how[...]

For Eight Years, Jason and Oscar Have Fought For Every Day, Separated By DOMA and Denied Visas

For Eight Years, Jason and Oscar Have Fought For Every Day, Separated By DOMA and Denied Visas

April 26th, 2013

Eight years ago, I met Oscar, and the moment we met there was magic in the air. We knew something very special was happening.  I had originally booked my visit for 2 weeks, but extended it another two weeks. We[...]

John and Shaun Attend Their Green Card Interview, Determined to be Treated Like All Other Married Couples

John and Shaun Attend Their Green Card Interview, Determined to be Treated Like All Other Married Couples

April 24th, 2013

Ever since we married in January 2012 and later decided to file a green card petition - the same way an opposite sex couple would- we knew, if we were lucky and our case was not denied outright because of[...]

Brian and Alonso Have Endured Five Years of Expensive Travel Between Kansas City and Peru, Separated by DOMA

Brian and Alonso Have Endured Five Years of Expensive Travel Between Kansas City and Peru, Separated by DOMA

April 24th, 2013

In late summer of 2008, I began talking to Alonso online on a chat site. Alonso was working at a ski resort in Mt. Hood, Oregon on a cultural exchange visa. I was living in Kansas City. We quickly grew together[...]

Struggling to Adapt to a Place that Won't be Home, DOMA Exiles, Rowen and Anna, Share Their Story

Struggling to Adapt to a Place that Won't be Home, DOMA Exiles, Rowen and Anna, Share Their Story

April 23rd, 2013

Anna and I met in March of 2010. I was living in San Francisco, working as a painter. One day, in the middle of a painting, I was looking at an international dating website while the paint dried. Anna’s pictures[...]

Live Streamed Workshop: Answers to the Questions Most Frequently Asked By Lesbian and Gay Binational Couples

Live Streamed Workshop: Answers to the Questions Most Frequently Asked By Lesbian and Gay Binational Couples

April 22nd, 2013

Answering Questions from Gay and Lesbian Binational Couples Live Streamed Video Workshop by Attorney Lavi Soloway In this workshop, the DOMA Project founder, attorney Lavi Soloway, will answer the most frequently asked questions that have been submitted to the DOMA Project by[...]

Forced to Travel Between the U.S. and Australia to Care for Parents, Retirees Susan & Julie Share their Story

Forced to Travel Between the U.S. and Australia to Care for Parents, Retirees Susan & Julie Share their Story

April 21st, 2013

I never intended to fall in love with a non-U.S. citizen. As a naturalized U.S. citizen myself, I was fully aware of the fact that, married or not, my Australian partner, Julie, and I would face multiple hurdles in trying[...]

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